Marine Sound Research

Marine Sound Research

Exploration activity makes use of seismic surveys to establish the geological structure beneath the ocean floor and identify potential sources of oil or gas. There are suggestions that sound waves produced during seismic surveys may adversely impact invertebrate organisms. Research to date has been inconclusive and controversial.

There have been numerous and repeated calls within Nova Scotia for research on the potential impacts of seismic exploration on invertebrate fisheries to be escalated. Recognizing this, OERA’s marine sound research program is dedicated to increasing knowledge on the impacts of seismic exploration activities on marine invertebrates.

For more information, please see our marine sound research projects.